Lemongrass Coconut Rice

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I was looking for a slightly jazzed up rice for a Thai meal and this totally did the trick. Very fragrant and so easy in the rice cooker, but should work on the stovetop as well.

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  • 2 cups brown Jasmine rice
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, pounded with the back of a knife
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 3 keffir lime leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Wash rice.  Put all ingredients in rice cooker and cook following manufacturers setting, mine has a brown rice setting.  When rice is done, the leaves and stalks and ginger should be on the top and can easily be removed before fluffing with a fork and serving with a spoon.

If you don't have a rice cooker.  Bring liquid to a boil with aromatics, add rice, stir, cover pot and bring down to a simmer.  Cook for about 30 minutes until water is absorbed and rice is soft, but not mushy.